Mogadishu car bomb kills three


A car bomb exploded along the main street of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, according to police and a Reuters witness saw three dead bodies after the blast.

Police said a car parked in front of a restaurant at the busy street of Maka al Mukaram exploded.

The front of the restaurant was destroyed, blood stained the floor and chairs were strewn around by the blast.
“A car bomb exploded at a parking in front of a restaurant,” Major Abdullahi Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters.

Abdikar Abdirahman, director of Amin ambulance services said, “so far we have taken two dead people and seven others are injured.”

A Reuters witness saw three dead and the wreckage of three cars and a tuktuk.

Somalia has been convulsed by lawlessness and violence since 1991. Islamist group Al Shabaab is fighting to dislodge a Western-backed government protected by African Union-mandated peacekeepers.